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Bob Weir set to headline Jerry’s 75th birthday concert this August at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Credit: Jay BlakesbergFounding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir will help celebrate what would have been his late band mate Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday by headlining a special concert on August 4 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Weir will be accompanied by his solo group The Campfire Band at the show, which also will feature a musical collective …

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Keith Richards pays tribute to “remarkable” Anita Pallenberg

Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has shared a brief but touching tribute to his former romantic partner, Italian-German actress and model Anita Pallenberg, who died Tuesday at the age of 73. On his Twitter feed, Richards posted a vintage black-and-white pic of Pallenberg taken by photographer Michael Cooper along with the message, “A most remarkable woman. …

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Toto announces plans for 40th anniversary tour, hits compilation in 2018

Credit: Heather PorcaroNext year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Toto‘s self-titled debut album, and in celebration of the milestone the band will embark on a worldwide trek, dubbed the 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour. The commemorative tour will begin with a European leg that currently is mapped out from a February 19 in Hamburg, Germany, through …

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Yoko Ono to get songwriting credit for “Imagine”

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty ImagesVariety reports that steps are under way to add Yoko Ono‘s name a co-writer with her late husband John Lennon on Lennon’s classic 1971 song “Imagine.” An announcement was made Wednesday at the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association. At the event, according to Variety, Association CEO David Israelite showed a 1980 video …

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Commemorative plaques honoring Bowie, Beatles members and others being unveiled in the UK for 2017 BBC Music Day

Courtesy of BBCThe 2017 edition of BBC Music Day, organized annually by the U.K. broadcasting company, takes place today, June 15. In conjunction with this year’s celebration, 47 new commemorative blue plaques are being unveiled honoring a variety of U.K. musicians and venues. Among the famous music artists who are being acknowledged with plaques are David Bowie, John Lennon and …

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Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on his band releasing second album since 2016: “It’s almost like the ’70s again”

Big Machine Label GroupCheap Trick‘s latest album, We’re All Alright!, hits stores Friday, less than 15 months after the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers put out their previous studio effort, Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello. “It’s almost like the ’70s again when we put two records out every year,” lead singer Robin Zander tells ABC Radio. Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen …

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Christine McVie confirms 2018 Fleetwood Mac world tour

Danny ClinchFleetwood Mac‘s only announced concerts for 2017 are their appearances at The Classic West and The Classic East festivals, but 2018 will bring a full-fledged Mac attack. Keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie confirmed to the BBC’s The One show that the entire band will hit the road in 2018. “We’re gonna start rehearsing in March next year and the …

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Van Morrison to perform this September at Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival show in Hershey, PA

Credit: Lawrence WatsonOne of Van Morrison‘s popular nicknames is the Belfast Cowboy, so perhaps it’s only fitting that the lauded singer/songwriter has signed on to perform at one of the stops on Willie Nelson‘s inaugural Outlaw Music Festival Tour. Van the Man is part of the lineup for a newly announced September 10 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. …

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Gloria Estefan’s “incomparable” mother passes away: “I will miss her every moment of every day”

Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty ImagesCondolences to Gloria Estefan: her mother, Gloria Fajardo, has died. She was 88. On Facebook Tuesday evening, Gloria wrote, “Tonight at 8:19 pm we lost my dearest mother.” She added that when her “incomparable” mom passed, she was “filled with peace and surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, niece, the three girls who cared for her …

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